Somis Thursday Club

11:15 a.m. at 5380 Bell St., Somis. Local women’s club. Ishara Bailis speaks on “10 habits to add vitality to your life.” $15 at door for lunch. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.388.1275. Email:

Simi Valley Community Council

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave., room A, Simi Valley. Brain Gabler, director of economic development/ assistant city manager, discusses the city’s economic status and development plans. Luncheon cost: $18 cash or check at door. Web:

JNET Thousand Oaks

6:30 to 9 p.m. at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Networking for Jewish professionals, employers and employees. No charge to attend first two meetings. Contact: Joel Wolk. Phone: 805.931. 6683. Email: Web:

Moorpark Democratic Club

7 p.m. at Meridian Hills rec room, 6801 Breezy Glen Drive, Moorpark. Meet-and-greet at 6:30 p.m. Economist Ray Freeman discusses the effect of recently enacted federal tax bill. Phone: 805.338.5582. Email:

Conejo Gem And Mineral Club

7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Diane Cook gives a talk on Spencer opals and recent trip to Spencer, Idaho, to find opals in the rough. Web:

FRI., FEB. 9

Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club

9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Justin Riege discusses the Ventura County Career Institute. Luncheon: $23. RSVP required. Contact: JoAnn. Email:

Document Shredding Event

1 to 4 p.m. in parking lot behind Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce office, 40 E. Cochran St. Limit of five boxes. Cost: $10 per 12-by-15-inch box. Contact: Chamber. Phone: 805.526. 3900.

Fireside Concert

7:30 to 10 p.m. at Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. Performers are Stephan Mendel and his Canadians, Nathan and Jessie/ Gypsy Blues. $10 includes snacks and coffee. Adults only. Contact: Bob Kroll. Phone: 805.427. 4707. Email:

SAT., FEB. 10

Free Hike

8 to 11 a.m. starting at Triunfo Park. Moderate 5.5-mile hike with elevation gain/loss of 1,000 feet. Includes Los Robles and White Horse Canyon trials. For ages 12 and up. Contact: CRPD. Phone: 805.495.2163.

Civil War Days

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Strathearn Historical Park, 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley. Union and Confederate soldier reenactors, Civil War-era items for sale, old-fashioned dance lessons. Barbecue food for sale. Artillery, infantry and cavalry demos. Kids can experience military life and talk to soldiers. Lincoln gives Gettysburg Address. Presale adult tickets: $5. At gate: $6 for ages 13 and up, $3 for ages 5 to 12. Free admission for ages 4 and under. Phone: 805.526.6453. Web:

Westlake Village Reads

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Different programming at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Writing workshops and activities for kids, teens and adults. At noon, food truck and activity fair for nonprofit groups. Free admission; charge for food. Web:

Conejo Valley Writers

Noon to 2:30 p.m. in Foothill Lupin Room, Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Optional BYO brown bag lunch at noon. Program at 12:30 p.m. Professional blogger Molly Duncan shares insights into blogging for writers. Web:

McCrea Ranch Matinee And Tour

1 to 4 p.m. at McCrea Ranch Visitor Center, Thousand Oaks. Screening of 1938 action drama “If I Were King” with Frances Dee and Ronald Colman. Watch brief video about Joel McCrea family and tour the grounds. Cost: $15. Registration required. Phone: 805.495.2173. Web:

‘The Music Of The Night’

7 p.m. in Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Joint performance and fundraiser for 5 Star Theatricals, New West Symphony and Pacific Festival Ballet. Features music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Order tickets at Web:

Happy Squares Dance Club

8 to 10:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Rounds begin 7:15 p.m. Squares start 8 p.m. Phil Farmer, caller.

SUN., FEB. 11

Jewish Genealogical Society

1 to 5 p.m. at L.A. FamilySearch Library, 10741 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, on grounds of LDS temple. Free parking. Volunteers can help members access library databases and resources. Bring research documents and flash drive to download images. Hard copying available. Only open to current dues-paid society members. Join or renew membership at the door. Contact: Jan Meisels Allen. Phone: 818.889.6616. Email: information@

MON., FEB. 12

Ventura County Master Gardener Talk

6:30 to 8 p.m. in Silver/Valley Lupin rooms, Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Lecture on“California landscape garden design.” Plant choice and tips discussed. Free talk. RSVP required. Phone: 805.381.2744. Web: sites/vcmg.

Conejo Orchid Society

7 p.m. at Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Eric and Christina Holenda discuss orchids of France. Refreshments, orchid raffle. Email: Web:

Calif. Hunters Alliance

7 to 9 p.m. at 3475 Old Conejo Road, Ste. C-2, Newbury Park. Open to those interested in any aspect of hunting (bow, rifle or other). Email:

TUES., FEB. 13

Camarillo Quilters Association

9:30 a.m. to noon at Freedom Center, 515 Eubanks St., Camarillo. Jennifer Rapacki speaks on “Creativity unleashed: modern technology for quilters.”

Westlake Women’s Club

9:30 a.m. at the Stonehaus, 32039 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Social time 9:30 a.m. Business meeting 10 a.m. Lunch at 11:45 a.m. Kim Bowers, garden specialist for Armstrong Garden Center, gives the program. Cost: $28. RSVP requested. Phone: 818.707.6478.

Conejo Valley Genealogical Society

6:30 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Robert Dempster speaks on“Stephen Hopkins, My Mayflower and Jamestown Ancestor.” Guests welcome.

Book Club

7 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road. Thousand Oaks. Participants select a book to read and discuss it at the next month’s meeting. New members welcome. Contact: Cheryl Miller. Phone: 805. 368.4542.

Ventura County Writers Club

7 p.m. at 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. Award-winning poet Rick Lupert reads his poems and discusses the stigma and benefits of self-publishing, including online publishing. Contact: Sheli Ellsworth. Phone: 805. 499.3490.

Ventura Audubon Society

7:30 p.m. at Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. Chapter vice president Cynthia Hartley gives an overview of the Audubon Society’s origins 100 years ago and looks at least tern and snowy plover conservation work at Ormond and Hollywood beaches.

WED., FEB. 14

Democratic Club Of The Conejo Valley

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at North Ranch Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake. Columnist Ray Freeman speaks on “The economic facts of life.” Web:

Simi Valley Quilt Guild

7 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Jean Impey speaks on “Are you crushing your creativity?” Guest fee: $5. Contact: Sue Singer. Phone: 805.522. 2454. Web:

Ventura County Dog Fancier Association

7:30 p.m. at Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. Tommy Dickey gives program on“The joys of therapy dogging.” Do not bring pets. Phone: 805.388.4341.


Channel Islands Gulls

11 a.m. at Saticoy Country Club, 4450 N. Clubhouse Drive, Somis. Social time 11 a.m., luncheon at noon. Wear red for heart health awareness. Spotlight on club charity El Centrito Family Learning Centers. Raffle of table centerpieces.

RSVP requested. Cost: $30 prepaid. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.824.4005.

Christian Toastmasters

7 to 8:15 p.m. at Calvary Community Church, room 2106, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Guests welcome. Contact: Lynn Robinson-Scardina. Phone: 805.300.2223. Email:

Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club

7 p.m. in community room, East County Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. John Castorina discusses the restoration of WWII-era radios. Radios from era on display. Web:

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society

7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Bring trees for a workshop. Phone: 805.373.1330.

FRI., FEB. 16

Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women

5 to 7 p.m. at Best Western Posada Royale Hotel, 1775 Madera Road, Simi Valley. Informal “chips and chat” meeting for people to share ideas of a conservative political nature. No-host bar. No RSVP needed. Web:

Speak And Eat Toastmasters

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at First Street Restaurant, 2025 First St., Simi Valley. Food order at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts 7 p.m. Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber is keynote speaker. RSVP requested. Contact:Virginia. Phone: 805.443.5186.

Calif. Turtle And Tortoise Club

7:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Christian Church, 5920 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills. Bob Hazard discusses his recent trip to the Galapagos Islands and the turtles, tortoises and wildlife there. Contact: Bob Hazard. Email: ra_

SAT., FEB. 17

Democratic Women’s Council Of Conejo Valley

9:30 a.m. at Boccaccio’s Restaurant, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 104, The Landing, Westlake Village. Debate between Democratic candidates for Conejo Valley Unified School District board. Brunch: $25. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.498.7262. Web: dwccv. online.

Guided Labyrinth Walk

9:30 to 11 a.m. at labyrinth behind St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Theme:“Lenten journey begins.” Finger labyrinths for those who have trouble walking. Free. Contact: Church office. Phone: 805. 482.8831. Email:

Curling Open House

3 p.m. at Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Wear warm clothes and flat-soled athletic shoes with good tread. Learn the Winter Olympic sport of curling. For ages 12 and up. Reservations recommended. Cost: $20. Contact: Kate. Email:

Thousand Oaks Dance Club

7:30 to 10 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 6 p.m. Theme: sweetheart dance. The Ralph Mathis Band performs. Free dance lesson on Nightclub Two-Step from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m. Male dance hosts, snacks, door prizes. Cost: $8. Phone: 805.381.2744.

Watch And Clock Association

Noon at campus student center, Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. Informal workshop on clocks or watches at 11 a.m. Items for sale. Program at 1 p.m. Ken McWilliams gives a talk on banjo clocks. Admission: $3. Optional lunch: $5 additional. Web:

Chinese New Year Celebration

7 p.m. in Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Authentic costumes, traditional Chinese dance, music, play, Shaolin kung fu artists. Conejo Chinese Cultural Association sponsors. Tickets: $24 to $39. Phone: 818.281.4783. Web:

Camarillo Republican Women

11 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo. “Meet the candidates” with city, county and congressional candidates for midterm elections. Luncheon cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. RSVP required. Leave name, phone number, number of guests and entree choice: enchiladas, beans/rice or meatloaf. Phone: 888.747.9955.


Night Of The Horse

6 to 8 p.m. at Leonis Adobe, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Beer, margaritas, Mexican food, silent auction, live music. Calif. Coastal Horse Rescue shares news of its activities. Admission: $35 at the door. Phone: 805.758.8312. Email: Web:

Ventura County Rose Society

6:30 p.m. at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts 7 p.m. Olwyn Kingery, landscape architect and master gardener, shares garden designs and ideas for drought-tolerant gardens. Visitors welcome. Contact: Barbara Morse. Phone: 805. 499.1657. Web:

SAT., FEB. 24

WLV Pancreatic Cancer Research Run/Walk

7 a.m. registration opens at Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. 10K run/walk starts 8 a.m. 5K run/walk begins 9:30 a.m. 1K kids fun run at 10:30 a.m. Vendor expo and food. Steve Bardwill Band performs. Register online. Web: WestlakeVillagePCWalkRun.